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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

8:30-9:30am Fri. Nov. 2

Open Freestyle Skate

Open figure skating time for all ages. All skaters must pay admission, including coaches.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $8/session or $16 for both sessions OR City Pass (2 punches/session)

9:30-10:30am Fri. Nov. 2

Open Freestyle Skate

Open figure skating time for all ages. All skaters must pay admission, including coaches.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $8/session or $16 for both sessions OR City Pass (2 punches/session)

10-10:30am Fri. Nov. 2

Parachute Games

Kiddos ages three and up will love jumping, moving, dancing, grooving and all sorts of games with the giant parachute.

Children's Museum of Eau Claire
220 S. Barstow St.
Eau Claire

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: Kids 3+

10am-4pm Fri. Nov. 2

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Choose from a wide variety of non-fiction, children's, adult fiction, & young adult books, as well as audio books, music CDs & DVDs. Adult paperbacks start at $1 & hardcovers start at $2. Children's & young adult paperbacks start at .25…

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library
400 Eau Claire St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:15am Fri. Nov. 2

Preschool Storytime

For three-and four-year-olds. All storytimes feature stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, music, and movement. All are welcome and no registration is required.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library - Youth Services Program Room
400 Eau Claire Street
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Preschool

10:30-10:50am Fri. Nov. 2

Little Learners Storytime

Short concept rich books, singing, finger plays, puppets and nursery rhyme repetition are used to help foster healthy brain development, enhance early language skills and nurture a love of reading. Siblings are welcome.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Birth to 3 and caregivers

11-11:30am Fri. Nov. 2

Growing Readers Storytime

For preschool children ages 3-6, this 30 minute storytime features books, songs, movement, and interactive learning activities that build pre-reading skills in your child, followed by an open activity/play period. Children may attend…

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 3-6

noon-8pm Fri. Nov. 2

Make & Take Pop & Shop with Cari Raynae Jacobson

Let local artist Cari Raynae Jacobson brighten your day with her many wonderful handmade items including; mittens, wool pins, watercolor paintings, and greeting cards. Learn how to make your very own greeting cards and wool pins for a fun and…

Tangled Up in Hue
505 S. Barstow St., Suite B
Eau Claire

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Fri. Nov. 2

Dancing with the Dawn

Enjoy rhythm, discovery, and explore Ed Abbey’s ideas about the wilderness inside and outside. Rhythm artworks show dancing and dawn and the idea of discovery is found in NASA’s current Dawn Mission to Ceres.

Galaudet Gallery
618 South Farwell Street
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:30-8:30pm Fri. Nov. 2

Jeff White Live

Blending warm tones, reverbs, delays & vibrato, Jeff White sings of love, loss & lust with an Americana vibe, channeling melancholy country/western & dark folk music reflecting the wide emotional spirit of human nature. Dramatic ballads,…

Northwoods Brewpub & Grill
50819 West St.
Osseo

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages with parent

5:30-6:30pm Fri. Nov. 2

Active Play

Learn how to stay active while becoming part of a different world. Each week of active challenges boasts a new theme. First, you might be a pirate sailing the high seas—next, a Jedi learning to harness the force. No matter what, you’re…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $42, Community $52

Age: Ages 7-10

7:30pm Fri. Nov. 2

ECCT Presents: Henry and Ramona

Welcome to Klickitat Street, home of Henry Higgins, his faithful dog Ribsy, Ramona the Pest, and her long-suffering sister Beezus. All of Henry’s most memorable adventures, including riding to the dump in a bathtub and getting his first…

The Oxford
1814 Oxford Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $16 adults, $10 kids and students

The Chippewa Valley Family calendar is sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health System of Eau Claire